T3 Week 2 Newsletter
From the Principal
Earlier this term, our Year 12 students received their results for the Research Project component of the South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE), a compulsory requirement for SACE Stage 2.
The results were exceptional!Read more..
The high standard of academic achievement obtained was a credit to the students and staff, with 10.2% of our students achieving an A+ grade, placing them amongst the highest achievements in the state.
Assessment in SACE Stage 2 subjects is based on the subject’s performance standards and reported against an A+ to E- grading structure. The benchmark for Research Project is C-.
37.2% of students at Torrens Valley Christian School attained an A grade (A+, A or A-) and an exceptionally high proportion also attained a B-grading (B+, B or B-).
Overall, 78.1% of students achieved an A or B grade, with our students performing well above the state averages in almost every category.
Every student attained a pass. No D-grades were recorded.
These outcomes are exceptional, and I applaud the achievements of both staff and students in attaining these outstanding results.
Exceptional Outcomes for our Students
Torrens Valley Christian School is preparing young people for the future.
While the grades achieved are excellent, the personal outcomes achieved by our students is even more remarkable. Completion of the Research Project requires students to use their creativity and initiative, while developing the research and presentation skills they will require in further study or work.
Students build and strengthen their capacity for independent learning and prepare for life – both now and beyond school. In short, students build research skills and personal capabilities that will equip them to deal with the many interesting problems and complexities of adult life.
As a Christian school, it is our Deep Hope that through completing the Research Project, our students will be excited about opportunity this subject offers them, developing their curiosity as learners, and their God given talents and interests.
Congratulations Year 12! Congratulations parents! Congratulations staff!
It is a privilege to partner with you as together we develop young people to believe, belong and become all that God has created them to be!
Save the date – Senior School Subject Expo
On Wednesday 12 August we are excited to be hosting our annual Senior School Subject Expo.
As students from Years 9, 10 and 11 embark on their 2021 Senior School subject selection process, this event will provide them with the opportunity to talk to our subject experts and several tertiary education providers.
To ensure your safety due to COVID-19, we will be asking families to make a booking for an Expo session.
More information to come.
Term 3 Earth Day – Wednesday 19 August
On Wednesday 19 August our school will be participating in Earth Day with a focus on ‘Sustainability’. Earth Day at TVCS aims to teach students about how to care for our Earth, God’s beautiful creation.
If possible, please consider making Earth Day a ‘nude food’ day (no plastic lunch wraps, chip packets etc). Our students are aiming to keep their bins clear of waste.
Do you have football or soccer boots to spare?
We have some families in need of football/soccer boots for students participating in the upcoming SACSA carnivals.
If you have boots in good condition that you no longer need, please contact the Front Office.
Raising funds for Bali Life
On Friday 7 August students are invited to wear casual clothes to help raise funds for Bali Life.
Students can bring a cash donation to school or we are receiving funds for this day via the Qkr! App (under ‘School Payments’).
Receptions celebrate 100 days of school
Yesterday marked 100 days of school for our Reception students – what an achievement!
Wearing their ‘100’ t-shirts created earlier in the term, there were smiles and laughter as they celebrated with fun activities and food. At the end of the school day Reception parents enjoyed an endearing presentation confidently sung with full and happy hearts.
One student voiced her opinion to Mrs Higginson by saying “this is the best school day ever!” and I’m sure everyone involved agreed.
Thank you Parents and Friends
On behalf of the staff at Torrens Valley Christian School, I would like to express my deepest thanks and appreciation to our Parents and Friends for their support over the past year.
In particular, I want to acknowledge the profound contribution they have made to the school as they have encouraged families, built community, organised events and raised money for the development of our school. Our school community has been richly enhanced by the vital contributions they have made and the resources that have been added to our school as a result of your hard work. Thank you!Read more..
Last year, a significant amount of funds were raised by the Parents and Friends in support of our school and they proudly supported so many projects, including the purchase of the Bridgebuilders poster, soft furnishings, a buddy bench, sports equipment, as well as $1,000 towards welfare programs and a $1,000 donation to a CEN school needing support. They were so busy… and we thank them for their hard work!
So many activities happen in our school as a result of Parents and Friends Hot Lunches, Wrap and Chat, Mothers, Father’s Day and Christmas stalls, sports days, Thirsty Thursday, selling bulbs and entertainment books.
I want to personally thank the wonderful team of helpers for the work they have invested over the past year:
- Coordinator: Christine Roberts
- Assistant Coordinator: Kate Cox
- Secretary: Ngaire Wilkinson
- Treasurer: Esther Franklin
- Catering: Alison Brown, Renee Dixon
- Wrap & Chat Coordinator: Linda Bodycote
Our school has been blessed by their committed leadership and dedicated service! I thank God for the many gifts and abilities brought by those who have served as members of the committee or who supported the work of the P & F in so many ways- their work is greatly appreciated!
Thank you P & F! We value you!
“The blessing of the Lord be upon you.”
Book Week moved to October
Due to COVID-19 the Children’s Book Council of Australia have announced that this year’s Book Week will now be held from 17 October to 23 October 2020.
We can’t wait to see how our students (and parents) use their creativity as they explore this year’s theme, ‘Curious Creatures, Wild Minds’.
Soccer classes for juniors
Get Active Sports are offering classes this term.
Located at Wynn Vale, sessions start Saturday 15 August.
VET Mythbusters free webinar
Australian Parents Council invite parents to participate in their free VET Mythbusters webinar on Thursday 27 August between 7:30pm and 9:30pm.
The session is designed to answer parent questions about vocational education and training.